JQ Hypnosis

JQ Hypnosis

A little nudge to make the changes you want
High Profile Clients
I keep a small caseload of no more than 12 clients and only ever have 1 high profile client at a time. This allows me to work around non traditional schedules and dedicate my time...
Addiction Hypnosis
Hypnosis Addiction Treatment I am often asked if hypnosis can treat addiction. Many people hear about its efficacy in smoking cessation and hope that the same approach can be applied to addiction in general. I...
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High Profile Clients

I keep a small caseload of no more than 12 clients and only ever have 1 high profile client at a time. This allows me to work around non traditional schedules and dedicate my time to intensive packages when needed. If this page is live, it means I have an opening. Whether you’re burned out, addicted, craving deep intimacy, have big existential questions, or are just wishing to be understood and loved without the mask, I am here to help. Hypnosis, sex & relationship coaching, meditation and all that good stuff in a way that fits your unique life.

Options include:
  • 24 hour access to appointments – wherever you are in the world, whatever your schedule is like, I’m there for you.
  • Retreat intensives – I have a space in Muir Beach SF, Catskills NY, Positano Italy, St Martins Barbados. Alternatively if you have a space you like to unwind, I can can be there.
  • Travel to you – nothing compares to in person sessions. I travel well and am happy to come to you, even for a single 90 minute sessions.
Peace of mind:
  • My services are strictly confidential. I do not keep records of client details unless you specifically request that I do. You are welcome to use an alias and I do not require an intake form. I offer multiple ways to pay outside of traditional invoicing. I am meticulous about privacy but for peace of mind I am always happy to sign an NDA.
  • My office is located in bustling Union Square NYC where anyone can go unnoticed. It’s in a multi use building comprising of a small recording studio, physical therapist, and tech support offices. My suite is unmarked for anonymity. You can also access my office via the service entrance and stair case for added privacy. If preferred, I can offer sessions from a residential address in NYC.
  • I don’t charge an inflated “executive price” regardless of who I am working with. Fees are negotiated based on any extra time where I am not seeing other clients, travel time or out of session work. I provide low cost sliding scale services to those in need and higher paying clients help offset this cost and make this work more widely accessible.
  • I work with you and your team diligently to ensure that only the things you want handled by your assistants or loved ones are shared. Everyone’s facilitation needs are different and I am guided by you and your team.

If you are a provider considering referring a high profile client, check out this guide.

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Addiction Hypnosis

Hypnosis Addiction Treatment

I am often asked if hypnosis can treat addiction. Many people hear about its efficacy in smoking cessation and hope that the same approach can be applied to addiction in general. I would treat with extreme caution any claim that hypnosis can provide a standalone treatment for something as complex as substance use or sex addiction. Particularly if it is the simple direct suggestion or NLP approach to habit reform.

In some situations, it’s true, we just need permission to give up something that is no longer serving us – especially if we’ve done the work. So the very act of believing in a higher power helping us achieve this (whether that is the subconscious mind, or something spiritual) can give us that extra push to let a habit go and form new routines. Unfortunately, in n my experience working with hundreds of clients overcoming addictions and addictive personalities; it is rarely that simple.

Below are the ways I use hypnosis to support recovery from sex and substance use addictions in my practice. I work closely with various sex, alcohol and drug treatments centers, recovery coaches, sober living communities, holistic and traditional therapists in New York (and worldwide), as I believe it usually takes a village of support to beat addiction.

How can hypnosis help with addiction recovery?
  • Bring mindfulness to early warning signs of over reliance or over indulgence.
  • Help anchor helpful phrases around setting boundaries.
  • Provide relief from cravings and confidence in riding the wave.
  • Imagining a future without the addiction and how to be successful on that journey.
  • Insight into the root causes of the addiction and how to heal our subconscious wounds.
  • Assist with regulating overstimulation, managing sensitivity (almost all of my addiction clients are highly sensitive empathic people) and emotions.
  • Figure out how to meet needs that have so far been unmet.
  • Facilitate a deeper sense of connection and trust in one’s own internal resources as well as expanding options of connection and trust with others.
  • Makes meditation more accessible in situations where concentration or bodily comfort is challenging. This can be very healing.
  • Explore the hidden, denied, shunned parts of ourselves in a safe container that is less confronting than discussing things outright.
  • Explore altered states and fantastical journeys away in a healthy way
  • Practice re-associating in low stakes exercises that can build the skills for more challenging scenarios
Next Steps

For more information on my approach to Sex & Porn Addiction, click here.

To set up a free consultation to see if I’d be a good fit to support you in your recovery from drug, alcohol or sex addiction drop me an email.

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Welcome to JQ Hypnosis | New York City Hypnotherapy

Let’s try something different

Hello! JQ Hypnosis is back in Person.

Come see me for in-person sessions in Union Square (Gramercy/ East Village) on Wednesdays and Fridays. On Tuesdays I’m in Nyack (lower Hudson Valley, across the bridge from Tarrytown).

Outdoor and online sessions are still available.



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Taking care of ourselves, our relationships and our bodies can easily fall to the bottom of our to do list. There never seems to be the time to give our attention to what matters most in our hearts and before long we can find ourselves stuck in a life we aren’t fully present for. We may find ourselves denying what we want, telling ourselves it doesn’t matter. That we are happy… enough.

For most people hypnosis is not the first option! The majority of my clients have tried for a long time on their own. They have often tried traditional therapy, medication or meditation but nothing has really worked. They are exhausted from constantly striving to improve or fix themselves and their environment. Burnout has become the norm. Attention a constant battle. Intimacy a distant fantasy. Creativity an indulgence.

My unique take on hypnotherapy is not about bypassing the real suffering that is happening in the world. It is not about being lazy and not “doing the work”. It is not simply creating a salve that will allow you to be more productive or eradicate all your quirks. And yet it is a way to make things easy, to be your mind’s best friend instead of its enemy. There are no scripts here. No one way to describe how we will work together.

My approach is very solution focused. We will absolutely brainstorm but in a different way than you’ve likely experienced before. You will find deep answers within but at the same time you won’t be left figuring things out on your own or spending week after week just talking, wondering when you’re going to start feeling better. My aim is for you to feel better from the very first session and see a huge shift in weeks not months or years like with traditional therapy. Everything you experience will be yours to access any time you need it in the future. Those new neural pathways we co-create will be creative avenues for anything life throws at you in the future. If you think about how much can happen in a dream, we are tapping in to a bit of that. Time, logic, unconscious blocks, repressed desires, conformity, all that stuff gets in the way.

This isn’t selfish. The more we can love all our different parts and be playful and gentle with ourselves, the greater our capacity to give to others. The more energy we have to pick our battles, to weather the storms.

You can read more about my specific areas of expertise gained from 15 years of personal, academic, work and experimental experience in the areas of relationships, burnout and big life questions by scrolling back up to “specialisms”. You can also find out about some other areas I offer support.

I have a free advice column (feel free to submit a request for something you’d like me to answer) and have also have some articles in the press below.

I offer an LGBTQIA2+ affirming (queer normative) space that is disability positive, sex positive and alternative lifestyle affirming. Unfortunately due to having to relocate offices, my primary physical space is not ADA compliant and has gendered bathrooms. While I get this figured out, please let me know if you have accessibility needs in your email and I can book an appropriate hourly rental space. If you require an interpreter (hypnosis can still work using ASL!) then I will cover the cost. like me to answer) and have also have some articles in the press below.

Contact me for a completely free, impartial consultation.

Please check out the FAQs section first, to make the best use of our time together.

JQ Hypnosis In the press

Check out a selection of support articles featuring JQ hypnosis below

You can also visit our Free Advice page for more and to make a (confidential) suggestion for an article you’d find helpful

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Inclusivity

Update: I have recently had to move my offices and my current daily space unfortunately is no longer ADA compliant and does not have gender neutral bathrooms. This sucks and I am working on it. I know it’s not ideal but in the interim, please let me know if you require a wheelchair accessible space or one with a gender neutral bathroom and I will ensure that I rent an appropriate hourly space.

LGBTQIA+ clients.

I’m a queer identified provider. I strive to create a queer normative space that is comfortably affirming to all gender identities, expressions and sexualities. In my view there is a difference between being queer identified and being specifically trained (and continuing with professional education) in LQBTQ challenges. I fall within the first category, so while I have my own lived experience, social circle and work with many queer clients, I am not an expert in queer therapy. It’s extremely important to me that anyone who contacts me gets the best fit. So for example if you are looking for someone to support you with language around exploring your queer identity, to discuss theory or activism, or if you are processing LGBTQIA+ related trauma then I may give you contact details of providers who would be a more specialist. Still contact me if you’ve found your way here as I always respond and know a lot of wonderful providers. If however you are looking to explore things like being queer while navigating your intimate relationships, being queer while also burned out at work, being queer and having existential crises that may or may not encompass elements of your queer identity, then this aligns more with my approach.

Clients with disabilities, mental health conditions and neurodivergence

I am neurodivergent and I also spent many years living with a visual disability. I have experienced mental illness in my life and in the lives of those closest to me. My previous career in disability discrimination law afforded me opportunities to work alongside and for people with a wide range of disabilities and health conditions and I am passionate about accessibility and amplifying the voices of people with disabilities. If you require any accommodations: an accessible space (see note at the top of the page) an interpreter, hearing loops, alternative formats for sharing information, modified communication styles, light or sound adjustments in the office let me know and I’ll get it figured out. I generally do not charge cancellation fees for appointments you can’t make due to a disability or health condition. If you wake up on the day to discover you don’t have the spoons, it happens, we can figure something out.

clients of color, indigenous clients and immigrant clients

I am an immigrant and have lived in several countries all over the world. I speak very few languages well unfortunately but I do find it easy to understand people with different accents and mannerisms. I know all too well the tiredness that comes with having to translate all the time and constantly being misunderstood so I strive to take on more of the responsibility of bridging communication differences so that clients can relax a little more.

I am however a white provider and while I strive to do my best to be anti-racist and play my part in decolonizing therapy, hypnosis, meditation and trancework, I know that there are many instances where I fall short. I enjoy learning but also see this as my responsibility not my clients’. I am always building up my network of providers so if during the course of our work together it seems a client’s needs would be better met by a provider who matches some of their lived experience or can better facilitate a shared cultural connection, then I will do what I can to share contacts. Many of the practices I guide clients in are rooted in cultures other than my own and I try to strike a balance with sharing this wisdom in an accessible way, that is universal, while still acknowledging lineage. Sessions will always be collaborative and work with any belief systems or cultures that align with you.

I work with clients from all backgrounds, including those who do not share my views. While I am definitely more of a call-in than call-out kind of person in sessions I make it a condition that anyone who wishes to access my services is expected to be respectful and kind towards any other clients of mine that they pass in common areas. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated as this is a space where I do my best to have clients feel safe as they are. The offices are in multi-use buildings and there is a shared waiting room but I want all my clients to feel at ease here so if there is anything that remotely gives you concern, please let me know. Same goes for me or any of the content on this page!